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103 of the Best Christmas/Winter Beers, Blind-Tasted and Ranked(December 18) - I hate to say it, but the traditional “Christmas ale” or winter warmer can have a hard time standing out in this particular blind tasting. Especially when they’re going up against some kind of exemplary barrel-aged beer or classic Belgian Christmas ales, the milder winter warmers have their work cut out for them. Complete Story

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Highland Brewing Announces Brand Refresh
(December 18) - When you’re the very first brewery in Asheville, NC — Beer City, USA — and your iconic logo has been around for 24 years and has successfully and exponentially grown your brewery’s business, why would you change? Complete Story
Blackstone Brewing Company Releases Dark Matter Black IPA
(December 18) - This might be the IPA you’re looking for. Blackstone Brewing Company’s Dark Matter Black IPA has returned from a galaxy far, far away for a limited winter release to bars and stores across Tennessee and at the Blackstone TapHouse. Complete Story
Beer Book of the Day: Brew Your Business: The Ultimate Craft Beer Playbook
(December 17) - This Book incorporates cultural, legal, business, public relations, management, science, networking, and brewing experience into one easily accessible book for everyone wanting to know more about craft beer brewing, tasting, and selling. Order Book
Steady Hand Beer Co. to Open in Atlanta in 2018
(December 17) - Steady Hand Beer Co., one of Atlanta’s newly anticipated breweries, will open its first taproom and production facility in West Midtown in early 2018. Located at 1611 Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard adjacent to Bacchanalia, Star Provisions and Topgolf, the brewery will offer an inviting space for guests to gather to enjoy the Steady Hand beers. Complete Story
Marin Brewing Partners with Hopsy for Home Delivery
(December 17) - “Hopsy offers an excellent opportunity for beer lovers who can’t find Moylan’s or Marin Brewing at the store to bring the absolute best of what we offer into their homes,” said Curtis Cassidy, National Sales and Distribution Manager for Marin Brewing and Moylan’s. Complete Story
Rogue Ales & Spirits to Release Straight Outta Newport Double IPA
(December 17) - Rogue Ales & Spirits is kicking off the new year with Straight Outta Newport, a bold, hoppy double IPA. Dedicated to the Oregon Coast, Rogue’s home and world headquarters, Rogue brewers were challenged to create a uniquely West Coast beer using Citra, Mosaic and Comet hops. Complete Story
Report: 6,000 Breweries Now Open in US; 900 Operating in California
(December 14) - There are now 6,000 U.S. breweries in operation, and 98 percent of those beer companies are considered small and independent, according to a new report released by industry trade group the Brewers Association (BA). Complete Story
2017 Craft Beer in Review by the Brewers Association
(December 14) - Strong brewery growth, increased beer tourism and the launch of the independent craft brewer seal—with more than 2,700 craft brewers signed on—were all part of a watershed year for craft beer in 2017. The Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers—looks back on the defining beer moments of the year. Complete Story
Stone looks to make a strong political statement with ‘I’M PEACH’ Double IPA
(December 14) - We live in turbulent times. The United States is more polarized politically then it has in years. By the looks of it, Stone Brewing will be making a bold political statement in the form of a beer – Stone I’M PEACH Double IPA. Complete Story

Melvin Brewing Plans to Open Additional Brewpubs in 2018
(December 14) - Melvin Brewing plans to open at least four new brewpubs in 2018, including outposts in craft beer strongholds San Diego and Denver. Melvin sales director Ted Whitney told Brewbound that the Wyoming-headquartered cult beer maker has signed a letter of intent on a 5,500 sq. ft. space in downtown San Diego with the hope of opening a 7- or 10-barrel brewery there next summer. Complete Story
Sam Adams becomes the official beer of the Red Sox
(December 12) - The times continue to change, beer wise. And everything old is new again. Samuel Adams has been named the “official beer of the Boston Red Sox” after Samuel Adams founder Jim Koch entered into an eight-year partnership with Sox president and CEO Sam Kennedy. Complete Story
Brooklyn brewery issued with cease and desist letter over Beyoncé-inspired beer
(December 11) - Brooklyn brewery Lineup Brewing have been dealt a blow after sales of their Beyoncé-inspired beer were brought to a halt by Bey’s lawyers. Legal representatives for the Lemonade star issued the brewery with a cease and desist letter over the distribution of the pilsner, which went by the name Bïeryoncé. Complete Story
Veteran will open Alexandria Brewing in Northern Kentucky in March
(December 11) - A new craft beer brewery and tasting room will begin pouring in southern Campbell County in March 2018.Iraq War veteran Andy Reyolds and his business partner Brad Martin will have 16 beers on tap when they open Alexandria Brewing at 7926 U.S. 27, Alexandria. Complete Story
Scofflaw to Contract at BrewDog’s Ohio Brewery
(December 8) - The fast-growing Atlanta-based craft brewery, which recently announced plans to expand its production capabilities to 30,000 barrels, will take advantage of excess capacity at BrewDog’s new 100,000 sq. ft. Ohio brewery until a new brewhouse is installed in March. Complete Story
Luponic Distortion Revolution No. 008 Storms The Globe
(December 8) - The next release in Firestone Walker’s Luponic Distortion revolving hop series arrives with Revolution No. 008—a globetrotting blend of eight hop varieties from Germany, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Northwest. Complete Story
Epic's Purchase of Telegraph Brewing Could Be Just the Beginning
(December 7) - On Wednesday, Epic announced that it would expand to California — this time with the purchase of an existing company, Telegraph Brewing in Santa Barbara. Epic plans to grow the Telegraph name and brand throughout Southern California by increasing its production capacity and adding twelve-ounce cans. Complete Story
Fat Head’s Brewery in Portland Severing Ties With Ohio, Becoming New Independent Brewery
(December 8) - Portland will no longer have a Fat Head's brewery. Fat Head's in Ohio announced late last night that they would close their mammoth Portland brewpub in the Pearl, effective the first quarter of 2018. Complete Story
Great Divide Brewing Company 2018 Seasonal Release Calendar
(December 6) - Great Divide Brewing Company will introduce seven new beers in 2018, including the addition of a new barrel-aged program and the return of a Great Divide classic. New to the lineup are Car Camper Gose, Heyday Modern IPA, Rumble Oak Aged IPA, Vanilla Oak Aged Yeti, and the new Wood Werks Barrel Series including a Belgian-Style Sour, Flemish Sour Brown with Strawberries, and a Barrel Aged Brown Rye Ale. Complete Story
Craft Brew Alliance to Sell Woodinville Brewery for $24.5 Million
(December 5) - Craft Brew Alliance, a leading craft brewing company, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell its Woodinville, Washington facility to Sound Commercial Investment Holdings, LLC for $24.5 million. The transaction is subject to a financing contingency and other closing conditions that are expected to be resolved by the end of 2017. Complete Story
Rivals Brewing Co. buys Fat Head's Brewery Sheldon Road taproom
(December 5) - Rivals Brewing Co. has agreed to buy Fat Head's Brewery's taproom and production facility on Sheldon Road for an undisclosed price. Rivals expects to open "in late spring, probably May or beginning of June," said Chuck Johnson, Rivals Brewing Co. brewmaster and director of operations. Complete Story
Maui Brewing Re-Releases POG IPA in Cans
(December 25) - When it comes to brewing beers, Maui Brewing Company looks to local farmers and MBC ‘ohana to incorporate local agriculture. For the latest limited release, POG IPA, a team of brewers hit the fields and the mountains to select a blend of locally grown passion fruit, orange, and guava. Complete Story
2017’s Winter Beers Come in All Styles: Stouts, Big Belgians & More
(December 4) - Winter technically begins Dec. 21, but craft breweries are already releasing their 2017 winter beers to help you celebrate the season. We asked small and independent brewers to tell us about the winter beers they’re looking forward to most. Complete Story

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 Sprecher Releases Touch of Blue Blueberry Lambic
(December 3) - The Glendale brewery has introduced Touch of Blue, a blueberry lambic, to its beer lineup and is planning seven separate release parties at establishments throughout the state. Originally from Belgium, a lambic is an aged sour beer with flavors resulting from the particular yeast and bacteria strains, brewery spokesperson Anne Sprecher said. Complete Story
Awesomely Affordable Christmas Gifts for Craft Beer Fans
(December 3) - It’s beginning to look a lot like “Craftsmas,” and you know what that means! It’s time to start shopping for gifts for your jolly craft beer-drinking crew. Sure, you could get a six-pack of their favorite local beer, but why not go above and beyond this year and get something that will last a little longer? Complete Story



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